frankilin roosevelt

It's not about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.

Check out my old  Voice of the People page.

Gino Napoli
San Francisco, California
High School Math Teacher

Loyalty without truth
is a trail to tyranny.

a middle-aged
George Washington

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Sunday, 15 October 2006 at 21h 58m 27s

John Murtha, shoots from the hip

John Murtha has op-ed in the Washington Post this weekend. Click here

Here is the last 30% of his heartfelt piece.

The United States is about to begin its fifth year of occupation and fighting in Iraq. That makes this war longer than U.S. participation in World Wars I and II, and longer than the Korean War and our own Civil War. With every year of occupation, our efforts to fight global terrorism and our military's readiness to fight future wars have further deteriorated, along with our standing in the world. Meanwhile, the radical Islamic cause wins more and more recruits.

Despite the presence of more than 140,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, 23,000 Americans injured or killed, tens of thousands of Iraqi deaths and the expenditure of nearly a half a trillion dollars, here are the dismal results:

In September, 776 U.S troops were wounded in Iraq, the highest monthly toll in more than two years.

Over the past year, the number of attacks against U.S. personnel has doubled, rising from 400 to more than 800 per week.

Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, recently acknowledged that sectarian violence has replaced the insurgency as the single biggest threat to Iraq.

In the past two months, 6,000 Iraqis died, more than in the first year of the war.

Last week, electricity output averaged 2.4 hours per day in Baghdad and 10.4 hours nationwide -- 7 percent less than in the same period in 2005.

A Sept. 27 World Public Opinion poll indicated that 91 percent of Iraqi Sunnis and 74 percent of Iraqi Shiites want the Iraqi government to ask U.S.- led forces to withdraw within a year. Ninety-seven percent of Sunnis and 82 percent of Shiites said that the U.S. military presence is "provoking more conflict than it is preventing." And Iraqi support for attacks against U.S.-led forces has increased sharply over the past few months, from 47 percent to 61 percent.

Now, Karl Rove may call me a defeatist, but can anyone living in the real world deny that these statistics are heading in the wrong direction? Yet despite this bleak record of performance, the president continues to stand by his team of failed architects, preferring to prop them up instead of demanding accountability.

Democrats are fighting a war on two fronts: One is combating the spin and intimidation that defines this administration. The other is fighting to change course, to do things better, to substitute smart, disciplined strategy for dogma and denial in Iraq.

That's not defeatism. That's our duty.

Sunday, 15 October 2006 at 13h 26m 18s

Links to Republican sex scandals

some wonderful part-time journalist has composed a list of Republican sex scandals

click me baby

Saturday, 14 October 2006 at 2h 58m 8s

The generational thing

This is a quote from Pulp Fiction (1994) that Samuel L. Jackson would utter before he shot people dead ( you'd have to see the movie ) . For a long time a lot of people started thinking this was a real passage in the Book of Ezekiel in the Bible. Some ( myself included ) thought the quote was the original passage that was mistranslated by the Catholic church from the original Hebrew, but nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, this quote is just the leftover ingenious comments from Quentin Tarantino -- who is in my opinion, one of the all time great in the film medium of artistic expression. Tarentino is in the 0.1% of worthy film producers to which I (uber-lord of subjective testimony that I am) subscribe.

Anyway, I digress, ... here's the quote.

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

Saturday, 14 October 2006 at 1h 25m 53s

Today's Real news story

The British government is currently considering charging the US military with war crimes because of an apparently deliberate killing of a British journalist. The coroner and witnesses on the ground say it was deliberate. The US military investigation disagrees, and provided a video of which there is 15 minutes editted from the tape during the time the shooting occurred

The London Guardian story

Here's the first paragraph of the London Guardian story by Leigh Holmwood :

ITN reporter Terry Lloyd was shot in the head by American troops as he was being driven to hospital, the inquest into his death was told today.

Here is a story in the Melbourne Sun.

This isn't the first time reporters have been found killed under suspicious circumstances. When an Italian Journalist Giuliana Sgrena was nearly killed while investigating where the fake yellowcake Uranium documents came from, the Italian Prime Minister publically denounced the actions of the US Military.

Saturday, 14 October 2006 at 0h 14m 20s

Gandhi quote

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" ---Ghandi

Monday, 9 October 2006 at 23h 6m 3s

At least Foley didn't actually have sex with the pages...

oopsie. Not according to a former page who spoke with the Los Angeles Times.

Click me

From French Agency Press (AFP), as posted on yahoo.

The former page said he began receiving messages from Foley while in college. He told the daily he is uncertain how Foley knew his college instant-message name, but assumed the lawmaker had access to a directory listing former pages' whereabouts.

The told the Times that some of the explicit e-mails from the ex-congressman assessed the sexual orientation and physical attributes of underage pages, but made clear he had decided to wait before making advances.

"I always knew you were a player, but I don't fool around with pages," declared one instant message from Maf54, a screen name Foley used in numerous exchanges with former pages.

The young man told the LA Times that he and his fellow pages were surprised that it took so long for Foley "to get caught," he said.

Click here for the original LA Times story by staff writer Walter F. Roche, Jr. Here is the lead paragraph of that story.

A former House page says he had sex with then-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) after receiving explicit e-mails in which the congressman described assessing the sexual orientation and physical attributes of underage pages but waiting until later to make direct advances.

Here's a timeline from Talkingpointsmemo

So now I wonder, how did Foley get a hold of all these instant message names? I mean, that's a lot of pages over the years. Do you think the pages freely give up that data to the government? How could Foley possibly know those IM usernames?

Could he have given General Michael Hayden a call at NSA? How else could a Congressman get this information?

Monday, 9 October 2006 at 19h 38m 31s

the front page of the french press

on the front page of Le Figaro is this story in french. Here is the first paragraph, translated by me.

"The Afghan population could be retaken by the Taliban if the conditions of life don't change in the next 6 months", warns the ISAF chief of forces [British General David Richards.]

"Afghanistan is on the edge of a razor."

... [and later] "The Afghani's don't want the Taliban but prefer to live an austere and disagreeable life than 5 more years of war."

Monday, 9 October 2006 at 19h 10m 54s

Lieberman is a liar

Thanks to David Sirota.


“There were some things Vice President Cheney said about Saddam having nuclear weapons, I never bought that.”

-– Joe Lieberman, Fox Channel 61, 10/8/06 (2:05 in Part 2 of the interview)


“Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States of America.”

-– Joe Lieberman, 8/4/02


“We have reason to believe [Iraq] is developing nuclear weapons.”

-– Lieberman, 2/10/02


“What’s most frightening, said Lieberman, is that Iraq has chemical and biological weapons, and is rapidly developing nuclear capability.”

-– Hartford Courant, 1/15/02

Monday, 9 October 2006 at 19h 51m 40s

The E. Coli and the Salinas Valley

According to a story in the New York Times (click here ) the E. Coli outbreak into spinach packages might be due to E. Coli in the irrigated water. This is according to a quote by the President of a company that is recalling packaged Lettuce, or

Executives [of the Nunes Company] ordered the recall after learning that irrigation water may have been contaminated with E. coli, said Tom Nunes Jr., president of the company. The company has not found E. coli bacteria in the lettuce itself, Mr. Nunes said.

"We’re just reacting to a water test only,” Nunes said. “We know there’s generic E. coli on it, but we’re not sure what that means.”

The recall covers green leaf lettuce sold from Oct. 3 to Oct. 6 under the Foxy brand in grocery stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. It was also sold to distributors in those states who may have sold it to restaurants or institutions.

Sunday, 8 October 2006 at 19h 35m 51s

George Stephanopoulos on Foley

Click here.

This video gets at all the issues involved in the 2006 election. Watch as Republican flack Adam Putnam lies and slanders and brings up irrelevant points in order to justify Republican corruption and shame.

DCCC Chairman Rahm Emanuel was scheduled to debate RCCC Chairman Thomas Reynolds on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Entangled in the Foley page scandal himself, Reynolds ducked the debate, sending Rep. Adam Putnam in his stead.

Thanks to for the video.